About this project
If you missed out on joining this project and would like to get your hands on a Ti Pocket Pro, they will be available for pre-order from our websites and will ship out shortly after all the Kickstarter rewards.
USA Orders - bigidesign.com
INTL Orders - bigidesign.co
We are thrilled to finally introduce the Ti Pocket Pro.
It's our most innovative EDC (everyday carry) pocket pen yet!
A Pen That Completely Changes The Rules
Since 2011, we've been focused on innovating and redesigning EDC products to be more versatile and open up better options for people. We love creating purposeful everyday carry items that are built for life, change the rules, and challenge the industry expectations for the better.
The Ti Pocket Pro is the only pen that can seamlessly telescope to accommodate 80+ different refills without any guesswork, gaps, hacks, modifications, spacers, or tip-wiggle. It's seemingly effortless ability to transform in length to perfectly fit both parker-style ballpoint refills and standard rollerball refills without any visible gaps or hacks makes it a pen without peers.
What's All The Fuss About Multiple Refills?
The short version:
A refill is the heart of the pen and most impressions of a good/bad pen is largely due to the quality ink and refill inside. So, being able to effortlessly swap out refills at will, (or when one manufacture goes out of business) allows you to control how your pen writes, and keep your pen alive for generations.
The long version:
We find that the majority of people typically like (or dislike) a pen based on a refill related preference. After all, the refill ink and tip design is what largely contributes to the dry time, line consistency, and how/if the ink will even stick to certain paper types.
The majority of mass-market pens (regardless of price) will lock you into buy their proprietary refill, forcing you to buy a new pen if you want to use another brand or refill inside.
So, being able to swap out 80+ popular refills without any headache, spacers, or hacks allows you to keep a grade 5 titanium pen body for a lifetime. You can literately pass down a functional piece of family history to future generations that helped record yours.
The Perfect Fit...Every Time.
Our patent pending design allows the Ti Pocket Pro to perfectly adjust to the size of the refill with ease without any visual gaps, making over 80+ refills look and feel like they were each custom made for the pen.
Refill tip diameters vary from one manufacture to the next. So, if you want a versatile machined pen that can accept multiple refill brands, you're typically stuck with an oversized pen tip opening and a refill that wiggles/jiggles/rattles around while writing. It can be pretty annoying and noisy in quiet environments.
Our patent pending design implements an auto-adjusting collet at the front of the pen tip to minimize any gaps and variances that cause the tip to wiggle. The end result is a snug fitting pen tip that feel like it was custom made for the tip.
Deep Carry Titanium Pocket Clip
The sturdy, deep-carry pocket clips are made from solid grade 4 titanium to supply the proper tension and allow the pen to stay firmly in place. We designed these pens for the long-haul, so our pocket clips can be easily repaired/reshaped using a common flat head screwdriver if you ever accidentally snag or bend it. Easy-breezy.
Compact Size + Comfortable Grip
Even at it's longest, the pen is shorter than a permanent marker and G2. The grip section is nearly identical in diameter to a G2 and body of a permanent marker. Providing a solid and comfortable gripping surface that's very familiar.
80+ Compatible Refills...You've Got Options!
Most pens on the EDC market fall into two refill types, ballpoint refills or rollerball refills. The Ti Pocket Pro completely changes the game and plays well with both styles.
Ballpoint Refills List
Ballpoint refills are known for their toughness and their oil based inks that adhere to a large variety of papers and surfaces.
Pen Name/ Refill Name
•Diplomat EasyFLOW Ballpoint Pen Refill
•Faber-Castell Ballpoint Pen Refill (Medium)
•Faber-Castell Scribero Gel Ink Roller Refill
•15 - Fisher Space Pen PR Series Refills, w/included adapter (Bold, Med, Fine)
•Foray (Office Depot) Ballpoint Refill for Parker (Medium)
•JinHao Ball Point Pen Refills for Parker Pens
•Kaweco Soul G2 Refill 1.0mm
•Kaweco Sport Roller Ball Pen Refill (This is a smooth Rollerball gel ink)
•Moleskine Ballpoint Refill Moleskine Gel Refill (0.5 and 0.7 mm)
•Moleskine Roller Gel Fluorescent Refills
•Monteverde Needle Point Refill (Fine)
•Monteverde Soft Roll P13 - Colored inks
•Monteverde Soft Roll P15- (Superbroad, Medium, Ultrafine)
•OHTO P-80-05NP Needlepoint Ballpoint Pen Refill 0.5mm
•OHTO P-80-07NP Needlepoint Ballpoint Pen Refill 0.7mm (writing width is 0.35mm)
•OHTO PS-205NP Extra-Fine Ballpoint Pen Refill 0.5mm (writing width is 0.35mm)
•OHTO PS-207NP Extra-Fine Ballpoint Pen Refill 0.7mm
•Parafernalia Ballpoint Pen Refill
•Parker Ballpoint Pen Refill (Broad, Medium, Fine)
•Parker GEL Ballpoint Pen Refill (Medium)
•Parker Quinkflow Ballpoint Pen Refill (Medium, Fine)
•Pelikan Giant Ballpoint Pen Refill 337 (Broad, Fine, Medium)
•Pentel KFLT8 Ballpoint Pen Refill
•Platignum Standard Ballpoint Pen Refill
•Schmidt 9000M EasyFlow Pen Refill
•Schmidt P8900 Super Bowl Refill (Fine)
•Schmidt P900 B Ballpoint Pen Refill (Broad, Medium, Fine)
•Schmidt P950M Megaline Pressurized Ballpoint Pen Refill (Medium)
•Schneider Express 735 Pen Refill (Broad, Medium, Fine)
•Schneider Gelion 39 Gel Refill 0.4mm *Comes inside every Ti Pocket Pro*
•Schneider Slider 755 Pen Refill (Extra-Broad, Medium)
•Sheaffer Ballpoint Refill II (Medium)
•Sheaffer T Ballpoint Refill
•Stabilo Ballpoint Refill
•Tombow BR-ZLM Ballpoint Pen Refill
•Visconti Ballpoint Pen Refill AA49 1.4 (Broad)
•Visconti Gel Refill AA38 (Broad, Medium, Fine
•Yafa Gel Refills to fit Parker Ballpoint Pens
Rollerball Refills List
Rollerball refills are known for their smooth gel based inks that both write like a dream and have good archival qualities.
Pen Name/ Refill Name
•Avant Pen Refills (0.5mm)
•Cross Gel Rolling Ball Refill (0.7mm)
•Cross Porous-Point Refill (Fine)
•Dong-A Fine Tech RT Pen (GRC-43 refill)
•Duke Rollerball Refill (Medium)
•Faber-Castell Ceramic Rollerball Refill (0.5mm)
•Foray (Office Depot’s Brand-USA) Replacement Refills
•Hauser 777 Rollerball Refills
•Hero Rollerball Refill 0.7mm
•Jinhao Rollerball Pen Refill Spiral 0.7
•Mont Blanc Rollerball Pen Refills (M) & (F)
•Monteverde Rollerball Refill (Mont Blanc Style Replacements)
•MUJI 0.5mm Refill
•Ohto Ceramic Rollerball Refill (C-305P, C-307P)
•Ohto Gel Ink Refill 0.7mm Needle Point (G-307NP)
•Pentel ENERGEL BLN105 pen (LRN5 & LRN7)
•Pentel HyperG Retractable KL257 Series (LR7 & KLR7)
•Pilot Frixion Ball pen BLS-FR5 (LFBK-23EF-B refill)
•Pilot G2 Refills (0.38mm, 0.5mm, 0.7mm)
•Pilot Hi-Tec-C “Cavalier” Refill 0.3 & 0.4mm (PILOT LHRF-15C3)
•Pilot Juice Up Gel Refills (LP3RF - 0.3mm, 0.4mm)
•Pilot Precise V5 RT/V7 RT, named Hi-tecpoint V5 RT/V7 RT in Europe
•Pilot Q7 Needle Point Refill 0.7mm (BLS-GCK-7 / LHKRF-8C7)
•Pilot V ball RT (BLS-VB5RT)
•Pelikan Roller Refill 338 Rollerball
•Sheaffer Roller Ball Slim Refill
•Schneider Topball 850
•Staples Classic Grip Pen 0.7mm Gel (#31581)
•TUL GL1 Gel Pen Retractable Needle Point Fine 0.5mm
•Uniball Impact RT 1.0mm Bold (Signo UMR-80)
•Uniball Signo RT Gel 0.38mm & 0.5mm (UMN-138)
•Uniball Signo (UMN-152)
•Uniball Signo 207 Gel Refill 0.7mm (UMR-87, UMR-85)
•Uniball Jetstream 0.7mm (SXR-7) & 1mm (SXR-C1)
•Visconti Rolling Ceramic 0.7mm (AA40)
•Zebra JF Gel Ink (JJ2; JJ15; JJZ15; JJ21; RJF5 Refills)
These popular refills will also work well inside with minor modifications.
•Mont Blanc Ballpoint Refills - Add an extra spring on the front of the refill
•Uniball Signo DX Refills (UM-151) - Trim off around 1cm of excess clear tubing
•Stonewashed Raw Titanium
This is the natural, un-coated titanium finish that is tumbled with ceramic media to give it a "stonewashed" look and matte finish feel.
•Antique DLC Black
The durable, industrial strength DLC (Diamond Like Carbon) black coating is first applied then it's tumbled with ceramic media to give the pen a little character and antiqued edges. The end result is a beautiful pen with a look and feel of a time-tested pen your grandfather would have had.
Size / Specs
Length (w/ shorter ballpoint refill installed) : 4.11 Inches / 104.5 MM
Length (w/ longer rollerball refill installed) : 4.65 Inches / 118 MM
Body Diameter : 0.38 Inches / 9.7 MM
Grip Diameter : 0.45 Inches / 11.6 MM
Weight (empty) : 0.6 oz / 17 grams
•April - May (funding period on Kickstarter)
•May - June (production)
•July - August (quality control, assembly, fulfillment & shipping*)
*As always, if we finish everything early the rewards will ship out sooner.
Our company (Big Idea Design LLC) started back in 2011 after our very first kickstarter project. So, to us it feels like home. We don't have (or want) any investors so we bring our new products to the kickstarter community. We simply love being an active part of this community and making unique products with our backers that are built to last.
All brands, logos, and trademarks displayed on this project are used for demonstration purposes only and are sole property of each respected company and owner. No endorsement or ownership implied.
Risks and challenges
This is our 21st kickstarter project so we are very comfortable knowing what it will take to bring this project to a successful completion. The only risk we foresee would be shipping a little bit later than the estimated dates show if the project is extremely over-funded. We have planned in extra time but if a production or shipping delay happens, we will let update everyone know about it ASAP through a project update. The pens shown are also functional prototypes and the minor design elements or dimensions may need to be slightly adjusted during mass production to ensure we produce the best pens we can for everyone.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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